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Documentary Night: Computer Pioneer – Grace Hopper

January 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm EST

Grace Brewster Hopper (née Murray; December 9, 1906 – January 1, 1992) was an American computer scientist, mathematician, and United States Navy Rear Admiral. One of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer, she was a pioneer of computer programming who invented one of the first code linking routines. Hopper was also one of the first to devise the theory of machine-independent programming languages, and the FLOW-MATIC programming language she created using this theory was later extended to create COBOL, an early high-level programming language still in use today.
AFTER the three documentaries (short+medium+short in length) – we can have a brief discussion session. NOTE: You must supply your own soda pop and popcorn! 🙂
Trivia may also follow, so bring your Jeopardy hats too
5:00 PM – Welcome and Introductions, Chapter business update; (on your own) Pizza, Popcorn and Soda Pop5:05 PM – Documentary6:15 PM – End of Documentary; Start of Q & A; Group Discussion7:00 PM – Wrap Up
ALL times are in EST/EDT (UTC-4 or UTC-5) depending upon local day light savings times in when effect
Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/390379